The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cast Names Who They Want On The Iron Throne

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A sizable chunk of the Game of Thrones cast and crew was at San Diego Comic-Con today to discuss everything that happened in season six, and give vague hints about what might occur in season seven, which is a long ways away. (Winter is coming? Screw that, let me know when next summer is here.)

At the end of the panel, moderator Rob McElhenney — of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and being awesome fame — asked everyone in attendance to name who they ultimately want on the Iron Throne. Some refused to give specific answers (MVP director Miguel Saponik: “I would be very happy if they shared it, but I don’t think that’s going to happen”); others pandered to the crowd (Iwan Rheon: “I would melt the thing down and have a democracy”).

Sophie Turner was booed for her response — “I think I’d want Littlefinger on the Throne. I just think it’d be fun, it’d be quirky, sadistic. We like that kind of thing. Come on, we all watch Game of Thrones” — while Faye Marsay (the Waif) looked out for her personal safety, saying, “Probably Arya, because if I don’t say Maisie Williams, she’d probably beat me up with a stick.” Meanwhile, the ever-loyal John Bradley-West (Samwell) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) went with Jon Snow and Daenerys, obviously. Other replies included:

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